Upland

49 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-602-9998
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  • Lunch Monday through Friday noon to 3 p.m.; dinner Sunday through Thursday 5:30 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5:30 p.m. to midnight; brunch Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Full service bar, Family Style, Kid Friendly
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Online Reservations Available
Stephen Starr has a new Miami Beach eatery, Upland. The modus operandi is "to make guests feel like [the restaurant is] lucky to have them, not that they're lucky to be here," explains Upland's top toque, Justin Smillie. Before linking arms with Starr to open the original Upland in Manhattan two years ago, Smillie earned accolades for his take on Italian cuisine at the popular Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria. Miami could certainly use more convivial and unpretentious bistros such as Upland; however, it's difficult to get truly excited about a restaurant where half the dishes are merely mediocre. Still, when all is said and done, this is a Starr-and-Smillie production, and the chances of improvement are high. 

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